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January 6, 2020
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Expanding Your Urgent Care Product Line with Massage Therapy, Aesthetics, and Body Sculpting

Maintaining not only growth but also profitability in the increasingly competitive urgent care marketplace requires a willingness to seek out and assess new services, and the wherewithal to offer those deemed to be a good fit for your business model. “Spa services” may be one such possibility warranting consideration.

 

January 6, 2020
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Primary Care Access is Waning; Those Patients Should Be Coming to Your Urgent Care Center

What has been mostly anecdotal over the past several years has now been confirmed by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: Fewer patients than ever are going to traditional primary care practices, meaning their patronage is up for grabs. Between 2002 and 2015, there was a 2% drop in the number of patients who have an established primary care provider.

Categories: Trending Urgent Care
December 19, 2019
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JUCM KMHA Webinar Series: Foreign Bodies Presenting to the Urgent Care

This webinar will employ real-world cases to illustrate procedures for identification and removal of these items.

Categories: Urgent Care X-Ray
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September 14, 2019
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JUCM KMHA Webinar Series 2019: Top 10 missed X-Ray Diagnoses in Urgent Care

This webinar will feature real-world cases of patients who presented to an urgent care center or an emergency room—only to return days later for further care for the same complaint.

Categories: Urgent Care X-Ray
August 16, 2019
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JUCM KMHA Webinar Series 2019: Ultrasound in Urgent Care

The growing use of ultrasound in the urgent care setting is a hot topic, as evidenced by the success of—and attendance at—a talk on the subject during the most recent convention of the Urgent Care Association. We have engaged the speaker from that session to expound on the most relevant and accessible applications for an ultrasound in common urgent care case presentations.

Categories: Ultrasound Urgent Care
July 9, 2019
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Repetitive Motion Injuries: Urgent Diagnosis, Patient-Centered Management

Musculoskeletal disorders result in costly, disabling outcomes for Americans—causing significant economic impact (work-related injuries, early retirement, days away from work) and representing a leading cause of chronic diseases nationwide. Frequently, the initial treating facility, which determines if the injured/ill patient is capable of returning to work or needs time away from work or modified duty, is an urgent care center.

 

Categories: Urgent Care
June 27, 2019
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Health Systems Get the Picture: Urgent Care Can Help Them Strengthen Their Brand

Urgent care has been heralded for its patient-friendly (many would even say consumer-friendly) approach to providing quality care. Patients respond well to it because it’s such a contrast to what they’ve become accustomed to: long waits, brusk treatment, and generally feeling like they’re being rushed through a very important and personal experience. Having seen how well the new approach works, however, more traditional healthcare facilities are now jumping on the consumerism bandwagon.

Categories: Urgent Care
June 27, 2019
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Abstract In Urgent Care - June 2019

This June 2019 abstract summary includes, the illusion of multitasking, possible gamechanger for sport-related concussion recovery, what's missing in the diagnosis of nonspecific headache and back pain, and more.

 

May 30, 2019
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HHS Ambulance Program Would Cut Costs and Push More Patients to Urgent Care

The United States Department of Health and Human Services is working on a pilot program that would give ambulance operators the option—aided by incentives—to take patients with nonemergent complaints to lower-cost setting like urgent care instead of the emergency room. 

Categories: Urgent Care
May 10, 2019
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An 11-Year-Old Girl with Back Pain and Chronic Poor Appetite

Patients with recurrent symptoms should have an expanded history—including a genitourinary history in premenarchal girls.

 

 

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